Die Lunæ, 25 die Decembris, 1648.
ORDERED, That a Letter be written to the Committee of Sommersethire, to be signed by Mr. Speaker,
to encourage the Association made in the said County: And
It is further Ordered, That Colonel Alexander Popham
have the Command of the Associated Forces.
Mr. Lillibone Long is to prepare the said Letter.
The humble Petition of Major George Wither, was this
Ordered, That Interest be allowed and paid to Major
George Wither, for the Sum of Seven hundred Pounds,
by him disbursed, for the State, being Part of the Sum
of One thousand Six hundred Eighty-one Pounds Fifteen
Shillings and Eight pence, formerly allowed unto the said
Major Wither, and charged upon the Excise 22 Martii
1647, ever since the same was so charged, after the Rate
of Eight Pounds per Centum per Annum, payable every
Six Months: And
It is further Ordered, That the Sum of Three hundred
Pounds, paid by the said Major George Wither, for Interest for the said Seven hundred Pounds, be also paid
unto the said Major George Wither; and be, from this
Day, charged upon the Excise, in Course: And
It is further Ordered, That Interest, after the Rate of
Eight Pounds per Centum per Annum, be from henceforth
paid to the said Major George Wither, or his Assigns, for
the said Three hundred Pounds; and be charged upon the
Excise; and be paid every Six Months, until the said several Sums of Seven hundred Pounds and Three hundred
Pounds be paid: And the Commissioners of Excise are to
take notice hereof; and to make Payment thereof accordingly: And the Acquittance or Acquittances of the said
Major George Wither, or his Assigns, testifying the Receipt
thereof, shall be a sufficient Warrant and Discharge to
the Commissioners of Excise; and to such other Person
or Persons as shall pay the same.
The Lords Concurrence to be desired herein.
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Proceedings against the King.
Ordered, That the Committee appointed to consider
how to proceed in a way of Justice against the King, and
other capital Offenders, do meet this Afternoon.
Ordered, That the Ordinance for the Militia be read
To-morrow Morning, the first Business.
Ordered, That Mr. Scott do make his Report touching the Wife and Children of Colonel Rainborow, deceased, To-morrow Morning.